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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Gain Boost Pot?

I just wonder if there's any good gain boost push/pull pots for dimarzio pickups?
Kind of like the Emg Ab-afterburner push/pull pot.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 01:30 PM
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Re: Gain Boost Pot?

I used the Artec one in a bad guitar just to try it out,

thought it was good but the guitar wasnt great so i didnt play it much.

Artec EXP Onboard Active Guitar EQ Expander
or there is the QDD if you want more gain.

I gave up on them because its like putting an overdrive pedal in a guitar,
I have lots of pedals already so why do a want another one in my guitar ?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 03:47 PM
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Re: Gain Boost Pot?

From memory you can use the EMG Afterburner with an pickups. Just get that if that's what you want.
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Re: Gain Boost Pot?

Lee Jackson makes one
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 04:21 PM
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Re: Gain Boost Pot?

I am curious why you want it,

I have the EMG 81/85 set with the boost switch and the boost seems fairly pointless to me, every time I use it I have to turn the gain down on my pedals or amp or it sounds too harsh or distorted.

I cant imagine you will get a better boost from a switch than a decent pedal or amp,
maybe its easier to carry but a pedal isnt so big.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Gain Boost Pot?

I reckon if you're a straight into the amp player loving passive tone, the onboard overdrive is a fantastic way to change your sound up quickly. Fantastic for the living room, and still kind of practical for live. - I see these pots as character changers to make a clean pickup nasty.

If you're going through a massive pedal collection however, getting the input gain just right could become hell live. In that situation, I think I would want a noise gate/ compressor/ volume pedal on the floor set to compensate for the extra gain, and the problem with that *could* be volume drop making the onboard gain booster redundant.

It would be very, very interesting to wire up a passive equipped guitar in such a way as to use both traditional passive controls, AND the new Duncan Blackout preamp. If it's possible to wire a guitar in that fashion I will definitely try it with a JB/59 or an ALT8/59 setup to see what I get.
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